The Grass Roots, More Golden Grass (1970)
I love that sound – from the late 60s and into the early 70s that gets almost “dismissed” as jazz-rock but actually has a folksiness – or folksiness – to it too. A fine example being The Grass Roots. A few years back one of the bootleg sites gave me a bunch of things by The Grass Roots – I never knew I needed them until I heard them. And then just recently I found this record in my collection – sandwiched between two other covers, stuck together – but decent-enough; it plays well, the cover in reasonable condition even. So this one’s been getting an airing and outing just recently – and I’ve been loving it; taking me back to a time I’m oddly nostalgic for – given I wasn’t quite even alive then…but I guess as a teenager through our own Quincy Conserve and the likes of Chicago and Blood, Sweat and Tears and the on from there all of the lesser known and slightly more folk/pop-derived but with horns and arrangements. Anyway, I really love some of this Grass Roots songs. Not every day, although quite often, quite a lot of the time at the moment.
Sample Track: I Can Turn Off The Rain
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